Honor killing in Piranshahr: Murder of a young woman victim of forced child marriage

Taruskeh Abdollahzadeh
Age: 21
Murdered: October 14, 2023
Residence: Kaseh Karan, Pirananshahr, West Azerbaijan
Origin: Iran
Children: 2
Perpetrators: father, husband, father-in-law
Excuse: ‘honor’

A 21-year-old woman named Taruskeh Abdollahzadeh was brutally murdered in an honor killing by her family in Piranshahr. Taruskeh, a victim of child marriage and forced marriage, was simultaneously attacked and killed by her father, husband, and father-in-law on October 14, 2023.

She was also the mother of two young children and had been forced into marriage with her cousin at an age below 18 due to family pressure. Taruskeh attempted to escape but was caught and taken to her uncle's house, where she was severely beaten, her hands, legs, head, face, and neck were broken, and she was ultimately hanged with a noose.

The father, along with his brother and cousin, admitted to killing her and accepted responsibility for the crime.



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